BBC News - World 27 December 2017

Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

The ex-president was quizzed for the BBC by Prince Harry, in a rare post-presidency interview.

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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin

Four critically-ill patients are evacuated from rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, outside Syria's capital.

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Ukraine crisis: Biggest prisoner swap in conflict takes place

It is the biggest exchange of prisoners since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014.

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Comfort women deal with Japan ignored victims, says S Korea

South Korea says the deal with Japan over so-called comfort women failed to meet the needs of victims.

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Tesla's Elon Musk promises pick-up truck and new features

Elon Musk promises a pick-up truck and a range of new features for existing Tesla vehicles.

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Myanmar Rohingya crisis: Reuters reporters stay jailed

The two correspondents are accused of illegally obtaining information.

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Malaysia court clears 'drug mule' grandmother who faced hanging

The 54-year-old Australian argued drugs were planted on her after she fell for an online dating scam.

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World Cup 2018: Vitaly Mutko leaves role as chief organiser

Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko steps down from his role as chief organiser of next summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Swiss cruise ship collides with motorway bridge in Germany

A 100-metre-long (328ft) Swiss river cruiser collides with a bridge pillar on the Rhine in Germany.

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Vietnam army hires censors to fight 'internet chaos'

Local media reports the People's Army has hired more than 10,000 people to tackle "wrongful views".

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Barack Obama on how he felt after Trump's inauguration

Barack Obama opens up about how he felt after Donald Trump's inauguration as US president.

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Pennsylvania woman gets $284bn electricity bill

A woman gets a shock of her life after receiving an erroneous electricity bill for $284,460,000,000.

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Go player to take on Chinese AI in match

More man versus machine Go playing but this time it will be Chinese AI that takes up challenge.

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Saving Chad's elephants

Heavily armed and highly trained anti-poaching patrols have helped the population's recovery.

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